LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 29th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team easily defeated eighth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 5-0, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the W&L Upper Courts.
W&L surrendered just eight total games en route to sweeping the doubles competition for a 3-0 lead. The Generals then closed out the match with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles by sophomore Zack Ely (Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon) and a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles by first-year Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic).
With the win, W&L improved to 14-6 overall. Virginia Wesleyan ends its season with a 5-17 mark.
Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday in the ODAC semifinals, which will be hosted by Randolph-Macon. The Generals will take on fifth-seeded Hampden-Sydney at a time to be determined.
Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (May 02, 2017)
#29 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
May 02, 2017 at Lexington, Va. (Upper Courts)
|1. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) vs. Paul Gladstone (VWC) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished|
|2. Will Bannister (WLUM) vs. Brendan Kelleher (VWC) 6-0, 3-1, unfinished|
|3. Zack Ely (WLUM) def. Nick Gunther (VWC) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Mac Zheng (WLUM) vs. Andreas Combos (VWC) 6-2, unfinished|
|5. Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) def. Joe Holloway (VWC) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) vs. Drew Fairbanks (VWC) 6-3, 3-0, unfinished|
|1. Charlie Kittredge/Will Bannister (WLUM) def. Nick Gunther/Brendan Kelleher (VWC) 8-6|
|2. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) def. Paul Gladstone/Joe Holloway (VWC) 8-2|
|3. Mac Zheng/Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Andreas Combos/Drew Fairbanks (VWC) 8-0|
|Virginia Wesleyan 5-17|
|Washington and Lee 14-6; National ranking #29|
|ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals|